Dry Creek Trail

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Dry Creek Trail # 700

The Dry Creek trail is 16.0 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 264 and ends at Forest Road 330.

This trail called Old Dry Creek Stock Driveway is still used to drive livestock to the high country. Most stockmen prefer to use the other access points that are more newly developed. This trail starts in the low country and climbs steadily towards Bennett Mountain (13,203 feet in elevation). Trail #850 north will take you to the top of Bennett. The views are incredible and other trails and roads connect, which give enthusiasts many opportunities to make a loop trip. Normally open May through October.

The trail is open for the following uses: From Road 264 to Blowout Pass the trail is open to non-motorized uses of Horse and Foot travel, Mtn Biking.

From Blowout Pass to Grayback Mountain Road 330 it is open to Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 50 inches wide, Motorcycles.

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No JEEPS, No ATV’s over 50 inches.
Closest Towns: Del Norte, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service


From the town of Del Norte, travel southwest on County Road 14 for 16 miles. Take a left and travel east on Forest Road 329 to Blowout Pass. At Blowout pass if you travel the trail to the east it is non-motorized. If you travel west it is motorized.

Directions from Monte Vista: Drive south for 2 mile on Highway 15. Turn right onto County Road 2 south. The old dirt road heads west at this intersection. Continue for another 3.5 miles, turn right at the fork and go another 3 mile. At the intersection along Dry Creek, take a right and drive 4 mile to the end of the 4WD road where the trail starts.

Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

OHV Trail Riding

Motorcycles and ATVs less than 50″

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult


  • Trail Measurement: 16 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 381800N
  • Compass Longitude: 1080645W
  • Numeric Latitude: 38.2999884
  • Numeric Longitude: -108.1125725
  • Elevation in Meters: 2,743 to 3,688
  • Elevation in Feet: 9,000 to 12,100

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  • Trail Measurement
    16 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
  • Compass Longitude
  • Numeric Latitude
  • Numeric Longitude
  • Elevation in Feet
    9,000 to 12,100
  • Elevation in Meters
    2,743 to 3,688
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